January 26, 2016

The PGA-Tour was back on the US mainland last week with the CareerBuilder Challenge in Partnership with the Clinton Foundation. David had given himself a good start to 2016 with multiple top 15 finishes in Hawaii, but also had positive vibes from the California desert based on the second place finish in the very same tournament in 2013. It eventually turned out that the result in Davids rookie season would be relived in 2016 edition.
After carding -4 (68) during the first two rounds, David really made a move during the weekend. With two bogey free rounds, -10 (62) and -7 (65) respectively, the final score -25 was shared with Jason Dufner after 72 holes and the tournament winner was decided in a playoff. Both players manged to make par on the first playoff hole and then went back to play the 18th hole once again. Unfortunately for David, his second shot ended up in the water and he was eventually defeated when Jason made par.
With the second place finish, David climbed from 52nd to 36th place on the Official World Golf Ranking and advanced to 13th place in the FedExcup standings. In the early Monday morning, David left California to head back home east in order to relax and practice for upcoming tournaments. Hopefully David can preserve his momentum and aim for a new top finish already next week when he will play the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona.